Teledyne Bowtech L3C-HDX Camera

Miniature High Definition Camera
High definition on coax
Up to 250 metres


The Teledyne Bowtech L3C-HDX is a low cost fixed focus miniature High Definition camera.
The digital signal from the camera is a visually lossless compressed signal that will travel up to 250 metres on a Teledyne Bowtech coax.
This visually lossless compression adds zero latency to the signal.
The video is viewed on an HD-SDI capable monitor after going through a small converter box.
The camera is fitted with a fixed focus wide angle lens.
This provides a 67° diagonal angle of view in water.
The Sapphire window is highly scratch resistant and 99.8% optically pure.
The camera features built-in reverse polarity and surge protection.
Output from the camera is via an impedance matched subsea connector.
This ensures maximum tranmission of the video signal.

The camera housing is manufactured with high quality titanium,
rated to either 1,000, 4,000 or 6,000 metres operating depth.
The lightweight and compact L3C-HDX camera is ideally suited to tooling,
diving and ROV/AUV operations.

Technical information

​​Electrical ​​ ​ Voltage 12 to 24Vdc​
Current​ 200mA (max)​
Power​ 2.4W (max)​
Environmental​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ Depth Rating​ 1,000m, 4,000m or 6,000m options​
Storage Temperature​ -20°C to +60°C (Humidity: 20% RH to 95% RH)​
Operating Temperature​ -10°C to +50°C (Humidity: 20% RH to 95% RH)​
Shock​ 3 Axis (operating), 30g peak, 6ms half-sine pulse​
Vibration​ TBC​
​Optical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ ​HD-SDI Outputs 720p 50
720p 60
1080i 50
1080i 60
1080p 50
1080p 60​
​Sensor 1/3″ 2.1 megapixel CMOS Sensor​
Lens​ 3.6mm​
Sensitivity​ 0.3 lx @ F2.5​
Angle of View in Water​ 67° (diagonal), 60° (horizontal), 37° (vertical)​
​​Mechanical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ Housing Material​ Titanium​
Window​ Sapphire glass​
Dimensions​ 31mm (ø) x 110.8mm (1,000m), 112.3mm (4,000m), 115.7mm (6,000m) (l)​
Weight in Air​ 250g​
Weight in Water​ 145g​
Standard Connector​ Argus Saiv 05-03 BCR​
Optional Connector​ Argus Saiv 04-03 BCR​​


L3C-HDX Datasheet